Acclaimed chef Matt Moran shares his passion for local produce with this stunning collection of recipes
Inspired by the market garden at his Sydney restaurant Chiswick, as well as time spent visiting producers all around Australia for his TV series Paddock to Plate, Matt dishes up a mouth-watering selection of recipes with this trademark deft touch and winning flavour combinations. Try the fresh, palate-sharpening pickled vegetables and dukkah or seared kingfish with radish, avocado and wasabi to start with, then tuck into slow-cooked lamb with hummus, tomato salad and mint salsa. For sweet treats, look no further than apricot and rosemary tarts or berries and meringue with passionfruit curd.
Matt Moran is the executive chef and co-owner of the award-winning ARIA restaurant, which enjoys one of the most enviable reputations and locations in Sydney, overlooking the Sydney Opera House and the harbour. In 2009 he opened a second ARIA restaurant, in Brisbane, in another stunning waterfront location on Eagle Street Pier. In 2012 Matt opened the doors to Riverbar & Kitchen in Brisbane and also CHISWICK, in Sydney's leafy Woollahra. At the heart of CHISWICK is the kitchen garden, where much of the restaurant's produce is grown. More recently he has opened North Bondi Fish and also, been awarded the tender for the Art Gallery of NSW restaurant and café. While Matt's main focus remains his restaurants, he displays his passion for cooking in TV shows such as MasterChef, Junior MasterChef, The Chopping Block, My Restaurant Rules and his award-winning TV show, Paddock to Plate. He is the author of three bestselling cookbooks, Matt Moran, When I Get Home and Dinner At Matt's.